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Prof Correia leases top spot at East London conference
07 September, 2015

With 71 papers presented at the recent Southern Africa Accounting Association conference in East London, it was gratifying to see that Professor Carlos Correia of the College of Accounting commanded the top spot by winning the Best Paper Award.

UCT had the leading number of papers presented at the conference with 11 submissions, of which ten emanated from the College of Accounting.
The title of the winning paper was “A refined constructive operating lease capitalisation model considering new proposed lease accounting rules” and it was co-authored by Johnathan Dillon of NMMU and Prof Carlos Correia, who occupies the KW Johnston Chair of Accounting at UCT.

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Breaking down silos in teaching and learning
15 July, 2015

The project analysed the new competency framework of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants, and asked how their courses could provide students with the broad range of skills they required.

There was the logistical challenge of dealing with a class of 450 students, as well as the need to maintain a realistic load in the programme as a whole.

They achieved this, inter alia, through designing tasks that required students to bring insights from all of their academic disciplines to the analysis of annual financial statements of several listed South African companies.

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College of Accounting comes out tops in new exam
19 March, 2015

Results for the final board exam for prospective new chartered accountants in South Africa show that students who completed the UCT College of Accounting Board Course APC Professional Programme did better than students who participated in other programmes.

Of the 467 UCT Board Course students (including students from all universities), 94% passed the APC exam; 8% higher than the national average.

"We are celebrating with our students," said Paul Maughan, senior lecturer at the college. "These results show what the hard work of students and the tireless efforts of the team of lecturers and markers can achieve."

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